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Carrying three letters, groceries, and copies of the local newspaper, Fred Wiseman piloted a plane between Petaluma to Santa Rosa, California, possibly the first airmail flight! He took off on February 17, 1911, but made a forced landing due to engine trouble. He completed the flight the next day.
The Smithsonian National Postal Museum celebrated his flight with a family festival on Saturday, February 19, 2011. Enjoy photos and anecdotes from the day!